Car Hire Firm Leaves Holidaymakers Stranded in France

I have written about what to look out for when hiring a car, and this case where a car hire firm leaves holidaymakers stranded is a shocker which spans various consumer laws. BACKGROUND One of my followers booked a car hire with for a family...

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How to claim for pothole damage to your car

A case back in May 2017 in the Isle of Man shone a spotlight on local authorities only being liable if a pothole is reported but not fixed. BACKGROUND This case was aired on Manx Radio where someone tried to claim for pothole damage that wrote off their car (it must...

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Most common MOT failures and how to avoid them

Lockdown has eased and car dealerships have reopened, so motorists will now be looking to catch up with car service schedules and MOTs which were temporarily suspended. MOT expiry dates were extended by 6 months if it was due between 30 March 2020 and 31 July 2020....

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5 Ways to Prevent Losing Money when Buying a Used Car

As we all know, cars are mostly known to be a poor investment. But, for many people, they are an essential form of travel. As we are now in an age where depreciation can be as much as 20% of the vehicle value once you drive off from the dealership. So, the important...

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Most Common UK Driving Offences Revealed

A study by TRUE Solicitors has revealed the most common UK driving offences. Lockdown restrictions are easing and the roads are much busier now, which has shone a spotlight on driving standards and offences. TRUE Solicitors scrutinised Government data over the past 10...

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What to look for when buying a used car

Buying a used car is a minefield at the best of times. Now that the car showrooms are reopening after the coronavirus lockdown, here are some of my top tips on what to look for when buying a used car. Check the tyres Is the treadwear even? If not, the tracking may be...

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